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    From time to time I have made typos in some of my poems which have been published and I would like to know if there is any way to make corrections so that the poem published is free of errors.

    Thank you

    Ian A. Millar

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    Take it you mean online / in this forum etc.

    If so the site moderator if liaised with should oblige.

    Doc, our senior moderator if this is the case can add more.

    Keith.
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    Keith: Thanks for the information I will contact Doc. Yes I am wanting to be sure my poems are right and there are a few corrections that I would like to make. I know the best way is to do better proof reading before sending and I fully intend to address that side of things. Anyway thanks again.

    Ian

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    RE: Hope my observation re: 'Mafanwy' has not created a storm. LOL.

    We are bi-lingual here and much is taken as it sounds, not so much the Anglo-Saxon way though.

    I do find it ironic, the way Americans pronounce Worcestershire sauce, most here just sat Worster.

    Llanfair*pwllgwyngyll*gogery*chwyrn*drobwll*llan*t ysilio*gogo*goch, Lan PG here.

    The old ones are the best:

    An American couple are on holiday traveling through Wales.

    On their way they see a sign for a place called Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch and decide to head there for something to eat. As they make their way there they debate the pronunciation of the town’s name.

    They stop for lunch and one tourist asks the cashier, “Before we order, could you please settle an argument for us?” The Cashier nods.

    “Would you please pronounce where we are for us – very slowly?”

    The cashier leans over the counter and says, “Buurrrrgerrrrr Kinnnnggg.”

    K.

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    There are the same jokes here about limeys butchering the names of our towns.

    Sonoit, Arisona....Suh-noy-tah.

    Arkansas...Are-kan-saw.

    Tuelwwhopperety, Kentucky.... Ti(e)h- wai-pih-tee.

    Natchitocoches, Louisiana...Nah-code-ish, Loo-eeze- e-anna.

    Shenectady, New York. Skin-eck-tah-dee...Noo Yarrk.

    And every state in the the Union has a dozen small places like Klahn-vwa-pwith-gwim-getth-goll-garare-klan-...can say it fast, but not slow enough to to write it phonetically . Memorized it in the merch to tick-off a Taff, when he couldn't say it after a(more) than a few glasses of plonk.

    The locals get a harmless, and good natured bang out of "limeys" trying to "pro'nu-Nce them. Not looking down their noses at the stupid tourists visiting their country, making it sound like they should take their tourist dollars elsewhere.

    And this one one, near where I lived for a stretch in California. Sepulveda, not pronounced Sep-Pool-vee-day, but Sep-ull-Verh-dah.

    My wife and I spent a month touring Wales back in the 1980s. We both thought it a lovely part of G.B., and the people charming and hospitable. Sorry, but coming from you makes it sound like AMERICAN tourists are creatures of ridicule.

    Maybe it's not just your posts, knocking the YANKS....Maybe that's why France is the US number one spot for American tourists.

    Rodney Mills

    Cheers Taff, Rodney the Yank

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    All humour and in the best possible taste.

    Wales discovered America, just the flag came later.

    Settle with Patagonia. LOL.

    https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryU...-Welsh-Prince/

    Given poetic license and all that, the Welsh were the first to land on the moon, the Americans were the first to land and come back?

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    We love Americans, all bar 1.

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    RE: Arkansas...Are-kan-saw.

    This way early on, pirates said, Arrrrh, that be **** can us.

    The times are a changing, hopefully.

    k.

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    Keith: Never heard a peep re Myfanwy but my sister asked me to use the Myfanwy spelling in memory of our Grandmother and our Aunt. So I have taken note and done so. I expect that pronunciation will certainly vary depending upon where you are from and where you are visiting. I would certainly be lost in Wales as my Welsh is pretty limited to cemetary headstones, in fact that is how I learned to translate the inscriptions and learn my months. common inscriptions etc. I know that my Grandparents were all bi-lingual. When I want away to the service my Dad suggested that I take the time to learn some basics of the languages of the countries we would be visiting and I would be the better off for it, He was right and I did so and found getting along with the locals was easier if you at least tried to parley in their language In these parts I would say Wister sheer sauce but I grew up in New England (Massachusetts) The local people here in Carolina would say Wor chester sauce leaving out shire. Remembering back to our British Isles honeymoon many many times I had to ask people ":what did you say" and often more than once and they were of course speaking English, Scotland was an adventure all of it's own. Of course one must set back and have a laugh at yourself and not take it all too seriously. Burger King now that is funny!

    Ian

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    We'll Keep a Welcome.

    Far away a voice is calling
    Bells of memory chime
    Come home again, come home again
    They call through the oceans of time
    We'll keep a welcome in the hillsides,
    We'll keep a welcome in the Vales.
    This land you knew will still be singing,
    When you come home again to Wales.

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